Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh Yeah! I have a blog.

I guess I've been a little distracted. 

We've started school here...

...that takes up about 1/2 of my day.  With the start of school comes dance lessons and music lessons and with 4 girls, that's a lot of runnin'.  We've become the parents we said we'd never become.  We live on the road.  Good thing ballet is only 3 minutes away.

I've been working on getting a few more things on the walls.  We have so many big, blank walls and I have very few ideas for them.  I tend to like things simple.  One evening while I was playing around with some more mat ideas, this happened.  I finally got them printed and cut and on the wall.  I'm very happy with them.

Here's a close-up.  Each mat has the respective girl's name on it.

I've been working on this candy corn quilt inspired by crazymom's candy corn quilt.  Mine is not quite as elaborate (I like simple). I can't wait until it's finished.  I'm struggling with the quilting part.  I got a new machine for Christmas last year and still haven't found the right settings/tension for quilting.  It makes me say bad words. Sometimes out loud.

 It's going on that match this.

I've been working on a template/tutorial for reusable/washable sanitary pads.  The ladies from our church had a big sewing night to whip up a batch.  We're sending them to Ethiopia.  The cost of disposable pads there is so high that the poorest women and girls can't afford them.  Their cycle keeps them from work and school when they don't have proper protection.  We live in paradise, don't we?

To do?  Finish the candy corn quilt before another October passes my by, sew a couple of gifts for my niece who's turning 11, clean up this mess...

...and make at least one item from the "mommy-do-list"....

 neatly organized in this book...

by a 7 year old who claims I NEVER make anything for her.  Yeah right.


  1. Awww, that's sooo cute that your little sweetie wants you to make things for her! I think I may have hyperventilated just a little bit when I saw your church pew -- I've always wanted one. Looks like you're having a very busy fall -- I love that alphabet running along the top of your wall.

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my first quilt.

    I have a 7 year old and guess what, she too keeps saying I don't make things for her :( It's very difficult to convince them. Good Luck.


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